On October 26, 2017 I will participate in and moderate a discussion at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2017. The plenary session will focus on the regulatory roadmap facing the drone industry in 2018 and beyond. Participants on the panel
On September 6, 2017 I was quoted in a lengthy and well-researched article in American City & County Magazine. Here are some excerpts: The FAA’s regulations “focus exclusively on federal aviation safety concerns,” the NLC report notes. Among the rules,
On February 3, 2017 I will be delivering the keynote address at the Campbell Law Review Symposium. The symposium title is Flying Above The Law: Legal Issues Surrounding the Domestic Use of Drones. My remarks are entitled Drones and the Future of
On Thursday, January 19, I appeared on a panel with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and others. The panel description is below: Keeping our cities safe and leveraging smart technologies go hand in hand. One such technology is the use of drones.
At 2:15pm on January 6, 2017, I will be a panelist at the Consumer Electronics Show. The panel is entitled “Innovating to Address Drone Related Challenges.” Details are provided below: Safety and privacy are overarching considerations as drones
On Wednesday November 16, 2016 I will be participating in a panel at the CompTIA Annual National State Government Affairs & State and Local Government Education (SLED) Meeting in Nashville, TN. The panel line up includes: Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation
On October 13, 2016 I will be a speaker at the Federal Trade Commission’s Fall Technology Series. Americans are increasingly familiar with drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These devices have become one of consumers’ most popular technology purchases; some
On October 7, 2016 I’ll be presenting at the League of California Cities Annual Conference about drones and how cities can effectively regulate their use while still allowing for their benefits. From the panel description: The FAA estimates 1 million
On March 15, 2016 I will be appearing on a SXSW panel entitled “Policies Impacting Drones And The Future Of Flight.” Here is the panel description: Drones have the power to revolutionize a multitude of consumer and commercial sectors
California legislators are looking to tackle the perceived problem of drone trespasses with a modified version of a bill that was introduced earlier this year. Unfortunately they’ve gone too far in the most recent version of the proposed legislation. This
Greg McNeal, associate professor of law, has received $165,000 from the Carthage Foundation to research the U.S. practice of targeted killings. The research and resulting book will educate policymakers and the public about America’s use of lethal force against suspected
From the Pepperdine University news story: Professor Gregory S. McNeal and eight other experts in national security, technology, and privacy recently attended a series of unprecedented briefings at the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md.
I’ll be discussing targeted killings, drone strikes and drone warfare on Friday, April 26th in Las Vegas, NV. In the talk I will describe the legal justification for the U.S. practice of targeted killings and the bureaucratic and political approval
Today I appeared on Huffington Post Live on a panel discussing rules for the use of drones in targeted killings. The panel information and video clip appear below. In anticipation of the election, the Obama administration started working to codify